• Booster dose approval, mass vaccination centers in District 2 to reopen

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    GAINESVILLE – Booster vaccine doses for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been approved for specific groups of fully vaccinated individuals.  Although the booster dose is not required, it will help fully vaccinated people maintain protection over the coming months. It is important to note, COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and […]

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  • FDA fully approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine


    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization […]

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  • North Carolina to Require Vaccine Verification for State Employees

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    RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that state government would begin verifying vaccination status of its workers. Employees not vaccinated are required to wear a mask and be tested at least once a week. Today’s announcement comes as North Carolina’s latest upswing […]

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  • Deputies asking for assistance to find missing teen girl from Fannin County

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    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Sheriff’s deputies in Georgia are requesting assistance from the public in helping locate a missing teenage girl. She could be in several locations. Hayleigh Willingham was last seen in early December 2020 and is registered as a missing juvenile with the Fannin County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities have reason to believe Hayleigh […]

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  • 53rd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival

    Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville During the 4th weekend in October, KARE For Kids of Dawsonville, GA proudly presents the 53rd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival! They welcome over 100,000 visitors to experience vintage race cars, revenuers, and more authentic moonshine-hauling cars than you’ll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US! With a […]

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      ATLANTA – The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today the arrest of five suspects in connection with a Hall County fire. The suspects in this case set fire to a police vehicle following a peaceful protest in early June. The 2018 Ford Explorer belonged to the Gainesville Police […]

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